On This Day

Cricket Competitions

Events in Sport

  • 1890-05-12 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • 1963-05-01 First one-day cricket competition is played (Gillette Cup); Lancashire beats Leicestershire by 101 at Old Trafford
  • 1988-04-21 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
  • 2021-05-04 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament